The authorities of the Hospital of Pediatrics Juan Garrahan reported today in a statement that they decided “that the institution is constituted as a particular complainant in the cause that instructs the prosecutor of computer crimes of the city of Buenos Aires” by which it was of Had the head of the immunology service, Ricardo Russo. In addition they denied that the images that are part of the cause correspond to the institution: “It is noted that, as it is public knowledge, the prosecution confirmed during the day yesterday that so far there is no In the seized material images or videos that correspond with locations within the Hospital Garrahan, “they clarified.
“Expressing its total repudiation and condemnation of any action that violates the rights of a child, it was decided to instruct administrative summary and immediately remove from its functions the professional involved,” explained the health center.
Finally, the Garrahan statement maintains that “the hospitable community is deeply moved. However, it continues to be united to ensure the highest quality of care for all families who serve their children. ” The keys to the case
On November 22, 2018, 40 raids were made simultaneously in Brazil and Argentina in the framework of an investigation to an international network of pedophilia.
One of the sites is the domicile of Russo, head of immunology and rheumatology of the pediatric hospital that was removed from office yesterday by the institution.
Russo was arrested on Tuesday while he was working at the pediatric Hospital in Parque Patricios neighborhood.
The doctor is accused of possession and distribution of child pornography and ties with an international network.
Important evidence was found of his involvement in the production and distribution of child pornography.
The protagonists of the videos were less than between 6 months and 14 years.
After being detained, he refused to testify and the prosecutor of the case requested his remand.
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